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Highly Recommended Items for North Dakota Libraries on the Subject of Germans from Russia

Prepared by the staff of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, The Libraries NDSU Dept. 2080, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 [www.ndsu.edu/grhc]

November 2004

The following books, videotapes and maps are highly recommended as primary and basic materials which should be available in North Dakota college, public, and school libraries. These items are also recommended for family and personal libraries. All items listed below are still available for purchase.


** First recommended titles for North Dakota college, public, and high school libraries. [NDL] [Identified with two stars **].


Books:

** Bachmann, Hermann. Through the German Colonies of the Beresan District and Colonist Tales. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2003. Germans from Russia DK508.B3213 2003 [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

* Boardman, Edna. All Things Decently and in Order: And Other Writing on a Germans from Russia Heritage. Minot, ND: North American Heritage Press, 1997. Germans from Russia F645.R85 B63 1997. [Book available from AHSGR, GRHC and GRHS.] [English] $13

** Brungardt, Sam. Sei Unser Gast: Be Our Guest. Audubon, IA: Jumbo Jack's Cookbooks, 1998. Germans from Russia TX721.S5 1. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $15

* Coomber, James. Magnificent Churches on the Prairie: A Story of Immigrant Priests, Builders and Homesteaders, with Sheldon Green. Fargo, ND: Institute for Regional Studies, 1996. Germans from Russia NA4828.C66 1996. [English] [Book available from GRHC.] NDL $30

** Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Food 'n Customs: Recipes of the Black Sea Germans. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1999. Germans from Russia TX721.F66 1988. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $13

** Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Food 'n Folklore, compiled by Beata Mertz. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1996. Germans from Russia TX715.F66 [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $13

** Giesinger, Adam. From Catherine to Khrushchev: The Story of Russia's Germans. Battleford, SK: Marian Press, 1974. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 G5 [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Gueldner, Rose Marie. German Food & Folkways: Heirloom Memories from Europe, South Russia & the Great Plains. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2002. Germans from Russia TX721.G83 2002. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $25

** Height, Joseph S. Homesteaders on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Evangelical-Lutheran Colonies in the Region of Odessa, 1804-1945. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1973. Germans from Russia DK34 G3 H45. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Height, Joseph S. Memories of the Black Sea Germans: Highlights of Their History and Heritage. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1979. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 H452. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Height, Joseph S. Paradise on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Kutschurgan, Beresan, and Liebental Colonies, 1804 - 1972. Bismarck, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1973. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 H453 1973. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

* Hofer, John. The History of the Hutterites. Altona, MB: D.W. Friesen & Sons, 1988. Germans from Russia BX8129.H8 H54 1988. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $15

* Kloberdanz, Timothy J. Thunder on the Steppe: Volga German Folklife in a Changing Russia. Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1993. Germans from Russia DK510.35 G3 K57 1993 [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $24

** Marquardt, Debra. The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere. New York: Counterpoint Press, 2006. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $24

**Mueller, Tom. The Last Link: Dakota Territory, Logan County, 1888: Old North Dakota Memories and The Weispfennings and Muellers: Our Early American Experience in Dakota Territory. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2004 [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $25

** Philipps, John. The Tragedy of the Soviet Germans. Bismarck, ND: Richtman's Printing, 1999. Germans from Russia DK 34.G3 P49 1983. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Rath, George. The Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas. Freeman, SD: Pine Hill Press, 1977. Germans from Russia F645.R85 R37. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30

** Sallet, Richard, translated by LaVern J. Rippley and Armand Bauer. Russian-German Settlements in the United States [includes place names of German colonies in Russia and the Dobrudja; prairie architecture of the Russian-German settlers by William C. Sherman], Fargo, ND: Institute for Regional Studies, 1974. Germans from Russia E194.R85 S313. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Sherman, William C. and Playford V. Thorson, editors. Plains Folk: North Dakota's Ethnic History. Fargo, ND; North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, Fargo, North Dakota, 1988. Germans from Russia F645 A1 P52 1988b. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Tweton, D. Jerome and Everett C. Albers. The Way It Was: The North Dakota Frontier Experience: Book Four: The Germans from Russia. Fessenden, ND: Grass Roots Press, 1999. Germans from Russia F655.W39. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $13

** Vossler, Ronald J.. Dakota Kraut: Collected Note on How I Learned to Love My Accent and Ancestry, 1983-2003. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, 2003. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30

** Vossler, Ronald. Lost Shawls and Pig Spleens: Folklore, Anecdotes, and Humor of the Germans from Russia. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, 2002. Germans from Russia F645.R85V665 2002. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $25

** Vossler, Ronald. Not Until the Combine is Paid and Other Jokes: From the Oral Traditions of the Germans form Russia in the Dakotas. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, 2001. Germans from Russia F645.R85 V67 2001. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $14

**Vossler, Ronald J. and Joshua J. Vossler The Old God Still Lives: German Villagers in Czarist and Soviet Ukraine Write Their American Relatives, 1915-1924. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2005 [Book Available from GRHC.]

** Vossler, Ronald J. We'll Meet Again in Heaven: Germans in the Soviet Union Write Their American Relatives: 1925 - 1937. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2001. Germans from Russia DK34.G3 W46 2001. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $35

** Vrooman, Nicholas Churchin and Patrice Avon Marvin, editors, Jay Gudmundson and Wayne Gudmundson, photographers. Iron Spirits. Fargo, ND: North Dakota Council on the Arts, 1982. Germans from Russia F645.R85 I7. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $20

** Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, ND: Sweetgrass Publications, 1999. Germans from Russia F634.W52 1988. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] $30

** Winistorfer, Jo Ann B. and Cathy A. Langemo. Tracing Your Dakota Roots: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dakotas. Bismarck, ND: Dakota Roots, 1999. Germans from Russia CS16.W57 1999. [Book available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $20

** Wishek, Nina Farley. Along the Trails of Yesterday: A Story of McIntosh County. Ashley, ND: Ashley Tribune, 1941. Germans from Russia F642.M26 W5. [Book available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30


DVDs CDs and Videotapes:

** Elder Productions, Germans from Russia on the Canadian Prairies: Then and Now, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, videorecording, 71 minutes, 2002. Germans from Russia F1035.R79G47 2002. [Videotape available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $20

** Glückstal Colonies Research Association. Heaven Is Our Homeland: The Glückstalers of New Russia and North America. 2004, 60 minutes, videorecording and dvd recording. [DVD and videotape available from AHSGR, GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30

** A Light in the Darkness: A Story That Took a Half Century to Be Told. Worchester, PA: Envoy Productions, 1996. [Videotape available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $25

** Prairie Public Broadcasting. The Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie and Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices: Iron Crosses of the Great Plains. Fargo, ND: Prairie Public Broadcasting, 2004, 120 minutes, DVD recording. [DVD available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30

** Prairie Public Broadcasting. Germans from Russia Food Pantry. Fargo, ND: Prairie Public Broadcasting, 2005, DVD, includes three documentaries: Schmeckfest Food Traditions of the Germans from Russia and Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen: Food Preparations of the Germans from Russia, Volume I and Volume II. [DVD available from GRHC and GRHS.]

** Prairie Public Broadcasting. A Soulful Sound: Music of the Germans from Russia. Fargo, ND: Prairie Public Broadcasting, 2005, 60 minutes, DVD including bonus video. [DVD available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $30

** Prairie Public Broadcasting. A Soulful Sound: Music of the Germans from Russia. Fargo, ND: Prairie Public Broadcasting, 2005, performance CD. [CD available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $15

** Roadshow Productions. We'll Meet Again in Heaven. Fargo, ND: Roadshow Productions, 2006, 30 minutes, DVD. [DVD available from GRHC.] [English] NDL $25


Maps:

** Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. Germans from Russia Color Maps of Villages. Fargo, ND: NDSU Libraries, 2001. Map 1: Nineteenth Century Primary German Villages of South Russia Within Moldova, Ukraine and Romania Today (includes Black Sea, Bessarabian and Dobrudscha villages); Map 2: Nineteenth Century Primary German Villages of South Russia Within Ukraine Today (includes Crimean, Hutterite and Mennonite German villages). [Maps available from GRHC and GRHS.] [English] NDL $15 each

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Items available for purchase from the following sources at website addresses:

GRHC - Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Libraries NDSU Dept #2080 PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA (Tel: 701-231-6596; E-mail: Jeremy.Kopp@ndsu.edu; Website: http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/)

GRHS - Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1125 West Turnpike Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 USA (Tel: 701-223-6167; E-mail: rachel@grhs.org; Website: http://www.grhs.org)


Suggested websites on Germans from Russia

* Suggested websites for use by students.

* American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE: http://www.ahsgr.org

* Bessarabian Regional Interest Group: http://www.grhs.org/rig/bess

Beresan Regional Interest Group: http://grhs.org/rig/bdo/

Cyndi's Germans from Russia List: http://www.cyndislist.com/germruss.htm

Federation of East European Family History Societies: http://www.feefhs.org

* Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo: http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc

* Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Bismarck, North Dakota: http://www.grhs.org

Glückstal Colonies Research Association: http://www.glueckstal.net

Harold Ehrmann's Web Page: http://www.ehrman.net

Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart, Germany: http://www.ifa.de

* Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota: http://www.prairiepublic.org


Websites for Provinces of Western Canada

Provincial Archives of British Columbia: http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm

Provincial Archives of Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives

Saskatchewan Archives Board: http://www.gov.sk.ca/govt/archives


Websites for State Historical Societies in United States

California Historical Society, Sacramento: http://www.calhist.org

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka: http://www.kshs.org

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln: http://www.nebraskahistory.org

* State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck: http://www.state.nd.us/hist

Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma: http://www.wshs.org

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller
North Dakota State University Libraries
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
Libraries
NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel: 701-231-8416
Fax: 701-231-6128
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